The probability of children getting affected by the dreaded coronavirus is less than that of older adults. However, necessary precautions should still be taken. Young children must also be reassured in these times of anxiety. Here is an explainer on how to protect children and keep them engaged.
Isolation. Messy working conditions. Gruelling days for people in the medical profession. Continuing our conversation with leading psychiatrist Dr Kalyanasundaram S, we look at how people can cope with these peculiar circumstances that have become the order of the day.
In the once-green British-era hill town of Shimla, unplanned urbanisation and construction have gobbled up most of the parks and grounds that children used to play in. Thankfully, there is a strong citizen-led movement that may force the government to take action to reverse this.
The ‘thermally insulated’ compartments of unused, discarded refrigerators are being used as eco-friendly pots for growing a variety of vegetables on the ‘rooftop garden’ of Sayyed Madani Urdu Higher Primary School. The produce contributes significantly to mid day meals prepared in the school.
Between 2011 and 2017, child workers under the age of 14 increased from a little over 2000 to 32,330 — 41% of them Dalit and 55% Muslim. Now with the recent fire at Anaj Mandi claiming several such young lives, will the Delhi government sit up and act on this mounting problem?
Draft regulation, now being finalised, says schools must take concrete steps to ensure that only healthy food is served on campuses. No food categorised as HFSS (high in fats, sugar and salt) may be offered or sold within 50 m of a school campus.